Building Permits / Codes

If you will be doing construction at the new business, the appropriate construction permit(s) will be required.

As of January 4, 2016, all construction permits for the City of Woodbury will be processed at the West Deptford Construction Office (400 Crown Point Road; the intersection of Crown Point Road and Grove Avenue). Contact: 856-845-4004, ext. 123

All use groups other than single family, owner-occupied shall have:

  • N.J. Licensed Architectural signed and sealed plans
  • Two sets of plans must be submitted for review. The construction office keeps one set and one set is returned to the owner/contractor to keep on site.
  • N.J. licensed electricians and plumbers must perform work

Codes That Govern Construction Permits

View the State of NJ website.

  • International Building Code (New Jersey Edition 2009)
  • International Residential Code (NJ Edition 2009)
  • International Fire Code 2009
  • International Mechanical Code 2009
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2009
  • National Standard Plumbing Code 2009
  • National Electrical Code 2011


All prior approvals, if applicable, shall be completed before any construction permits are released. Here are some examples of prior approvals:

  • Zoning Verification (PDF), if applicable
  • Zoning approval
  • Planning/Zoning Board
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Local MUA: Public Works (Water & Sewer tie-in permits) 856-853-0892
  • State of New Jersey DOT, if applicable
  • Gloucester County Soil Conservation, 309 Hollydell Dr., Sewell, NJ 08080, 856-589-5250
  • Gloucester County MUA, Paradise Road, Thorofare, NJ 08086, ext 113
  • Gloucester County Board of Health, 160 Fries Mill Road, Washington Township, NJ, 856-262-4100
  • Gloucester County Planning Board, if applicable
  • State of NJ permits, if applicable